Monday, February 13, 2012

What Was I Thinking?

The children have been a united front for a couple of years on this topic:

  • they want a phone.

  • they want it now.

  • they don't want to hear the (many) logical reasons why their parents think the request is far-fetched to the point of farcical.

So, they waged a siege. And then, they made the compelling case: if we purchase them tracphones, they will buy the minutes.

The proposal had these benefits, they argued:

  • no contracts!

  • no parental expense!

  • child learning opportunity!

  • no money = no minutes = not a parent problem!

And, I bought them (first the argument, and then the tracphones).

This weekend, both children received them. In bed last night, Daughter hummed happily: "I have a phone... I have a phone... I have a phone..." And then, "I can't believe I have a phone..." And then: "I can't believe you bought an eight year old a phone..." And then: "I can't believe you fell for it!"

Hmm. I've been duped.


  1. LMAO! Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

  2. Ink: Enjoy... and then learn from our mistakes when yours get there!!

  3. They've already been making noises about it...egads!

  4. ps: I did end up moving instead of closing, so here's the new address

  5. This is priceless, but those arguments are good!

  6. Thanks for posting, Joanna! I envy you the south of France...

  7. Eldest was walking around this week with his old Spiderman flip phone toy and "ordering pizzas"...made me think of you.

    ps: I went back to Blogger. Yes, I'm a dork.

  8. Hilarious! How are you going to manage high school? :) I can't say I would of handled it any other way. When you have beautiful, smart kids, it's hard to say no...